Foreign Language Placement Examination in French, Italian, German
Graduate students in Voice Pedagogy and Performance are exempt from taking this examination if they submit transcripts indicating two semesters each of college-level study in French, Italian or German with minimum grades of “C”. Graduate students in Piano Accompanying and Coaching are exempt from taking this examination if they submit transcripts indicating two semesters each of college-level study in French and German. Students may not use a dictionary for any examination. International students may use an English/native language dictionary. Please bring a #2 pencil to the exam.
Students who do not have documented college-level study in French and/or German but through other means have acquired similar proficiency may be exempt from this examination by taking the College Board Clep test in these languages (view further information). These tests are given in various locations and require a fee. It is the sole responsibility of the student to arrange and pay for these tests and have the results sent to Westminster.
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A literary scholar and composer, Catherine Adoyo eceived her bachelor’s degree in Music and Italian at the University of California Davis and her Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University. In her graduate studies she focused on Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature and Golden Age Spanish Literature with critical attention to memory and desire in Petrarch's Canzoniere and its role in the development of the lyric voice in the Western tradition, and the issues of authority and narrative structure in Cervantes' Don Quijote.